ANN: Celebrating Religious Freedom in Zimbabwe
“More than 4,000 Seventh-day Adventist youth marched from Harare city center to join over 30,000 Adventists at Glamis stadium to celebrate religious liberty in Zimbabwe on June 21,” reports the Adventist News Network (ANN, 23 July 2014, link). “The Zimbabwe prisons band played for the Pathfinders who carried banners reading ‘Celebrating Religious Liberty in Zimbabwe.’”
The Guest of Honor, Minister of State in The President’s office Harare Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa, spoke on government’s commitment to protect the constitution that guarantees religious liberty.
Paul Charles, Communication director for the denomination’s Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division, told the gathering that the purpose of the function was for the Seventh-day Adventists to express their profound appreciation to the government of Zimbabwe for the religious freedom the church was enjoying. He urged the Adventists to respect those from other religions and denominations.
“The reason why we love each other, even though we do not know each other is that in you I see the image of God and in me you see the image of God,” Charles said.
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